Editor's message: The globalisation of trade has led many employers to establish a base abroad to facilitate business growth by having a local presence. Employers may either employ local workers and/or second or relocate their existing employees. A relevant factor is a priority recruitment system in favour of national workers. Where the employer transfers an existing employee abroad, it may be appropriate for the employer to issue a new contract to the employee with his or her agreement.
One key decision for a multinational employer is whether to engage employees on terms and conditions that are tailored for particular countries or regions, or are substantially the same for all locations. The employer, in making this decision, should consider the minimum requirements that apply to employment contracts under national employment laws, as well as under regional regulation, local rules and collective agreements.
Global employers will need to take account of rules that derive from the local state legislature, regional authorities and relevant collective agreements, as well as announcements of forthcoming law changes. In some jurisdictions, the government may announce new legislation, but delay its implementation for several years until it is brought into force, without warning, by publication in the official gazette.
Felicity Alexander, employment law editor
A new guide on employment law in the Philippines is the latest addition to our International manual, meaning we now provide employment law guidance on 45 countries across the world.
Enhanced and updated to include information on telework, including new rules on occasional telework.
An employment law guide to contracts of employment in the Philippines, including probationary periods, types of contract, written contracts of employment, variation of contract, and confidentiality and non-competition clauses.
An employment law guide to employee rights in the Philippines, including hours of work, rest breaks and rest periods, holiday and holiday pay, maternity and pregnancy rights, paternity and parental leave, part-time and fixed-term workers, transfers of undertakings, insolvency, disciplinary procedures and measures, data protection and employee privacy, and internal rules and procedures.
An employment law guide to equal opportunities in the Philippines, including exceptions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, positive action, gender equality indicators, and remedies and penalties.
An employment law guide to health and safety in the Philippines, including duties on employers and employees, safety representatives, enforcement and penalties, and compensation for occupational injury or illness.
An employment law guide to industrial relations in the Philippines, including trade unions, collective bargaining and agreements, unfair labour practices, informing and consulting employees, and industrial action and picketing.
An employment law guide to pay and benefits in the Philippines, including payment of wages, deductions, equal pay, minimum wages, income tax and social security, pay for employees not at work and 13th-month pay.
An employment law guide to recruitment and selection in the Philippines, including discrimination, advertising vacancies, job offers, recruiting foreign nationals and young people and children, and formalities.
An employment law guide to termination of employment in the Philippines, including notice periods, dismissal for a just cause, dismissal for an authorised cause, prohibited grounds for dismissal, constructive dismissal, retirement, resignation, termination payments and contesting dismissals.